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Document ID (ISN)25771
CIS number 76-1599
Year 1975
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Haider M., Slezak H.
Title Occupational stress and eye strain at visual display screens
Original title Arbeitsbeanspruchung und Augenbelastung an Bildschirmgeräten [in German]
Bibliographic information Verlag des Österreichischen Gewerkschaftsbundes, Altmannsdorfer Strasse 154-156, 1232 Wien, Austria, May 1975. 46p. Illus. 32 ref.
Abstract Report on a work physiology study investigating symptoms reported by people working at computer terminals (headache and soreness of eyes, flickering vision, loss of visual acuity and disturbance of colour perception). Analysis of these disorders in the light of earlier studies and description of the apparatus used and the study design. Work on computer terminals, especially when prolonged, produces functional disturbances of the optic system and the symptoms referred to, but none of these are permanent. Such effects are considered to have a physiological, not a pathological, basis, but they do show the existence of unusual stresses. It is recommended that continuous periods of work be shortened and that breaks be intercalated during work at cathode-ray screens.
Descriptors (primary) visual tasks; eyes; stress factors; visual display terminals
Descriptors (secondary) visual function disorders; human experiments; limitation of exposure; nervous fatigue
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)